December 18, 2007
Never in her wildest dreams did 10-year old Kelyn Clowes think that breaking a board would be on her list of summer accomplishments. But after summer camp training at Master Sirota’s Martial Arts Centre in Richmond, Kelyn was effortlessly chopping boards in half with her tiny hand. In her second...
December 18, 2007
“We kick, punch, elbow strike…” And the teachers at this summer camp encourage it. Many children with developmental disabilities need encouragement. They often feel different and isolated. That’s why Richmond Committee on Disability has created a martial arts summer camp program that gives children...
May 19, 2017
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May 10, 2016
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March 14, 2017
Each year, Vancouver Foundation’s Grants and Community Initiatives team works closely with our volunteer Advisory Committee members to make discretionary grants to charities and other qualified donees across the province. We do this primarily through our broad-based and responsive Field of Interest...
December 17, 2006
A dedicated philanthropist, Wosk has had a long involvement with Vancouver Foundation. He is a member of the Foundation's Education Advisory Committee and in 2005 established the Yosef Wosk Libraries, Museums and Archives Fund to honour the past, and inform the future. "Libraries, museums and...
August 2, 2016
Vancouver Foundation is Community Inspired. What this means to us is that community ideas, goals and interests guide us in every aspect of the work we do, and the work that we do is better when community is involved. Every year, through the generous support of our donors, we fund hundreds of...
December 17, 2008
Miner’s lettuce grows in shady places, explains Sharon, an anthropology student at Douglas College. “The leaf is like a cup with a little flower that comes right out of the middle,” she says, rounding her hand and tracing an imaginary stem with her fingers. She adds that because the plant is high...
December 14, 2008
August 13, 2007. Afternoon, a beach near Victoria, hot sun, clear blue sky. The rhythmic plash of small waves on sand. The sea is flat, the horizon a knife edge in the distance. The only interruption to this summer day on the BC coast is a faint mewing sound – but not a kitten in sight - and near...